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john lewis, mayor of newark, new jersey, cory booker, and develop nor of louisiana, bobby jindal. also, we'll explore the overall state of american dream -- civil rightses, the struggle of the middle classes, issues at the heart of our political debate. our roundtable weighs in. host of msnbc's "politics nation," the reverend al sharpton, pulitzer prize-winning journalist sheryl wudunn, republican congressman from idaho, raul labrador, and unique perspective from historian doris kearns goodwin as well as "new york times" columnist david brooks. i'm david gregory. all that ahead on "meet the press" this sunday, august 25th. good sunday morning. thousands of people gathered here in washington saturday to re-create the march on washington where dr. king gave his famous i have a dream speech. and it was exactly 50 years ago today, august 25th, 1963, that dr. king and the executive secretary of the naacp, roy wilkins, appeared right here on "meet the press." many of you either already had the chance or will have the opportunity to see that special program as we have made it the original bro
jersey, cory booker, and republican governor of louisiana bobby jindal. what the american dream means to a new generation of politicians. >>> and later, we'll have the latest on the developing situation in syria. new developments this morning. we've got it covered. >>> the truth of the matter is that the dream still demands that the moral conscience of our country still calls us, that hope still needs heroes. we need to understand that there is still work to do. >> that was newark mayor and u.s. senate candidate cory booker speaking yesterday in front of the lincoln memorial. he joins me now. mr. mayor, welcome. >> thank you very much. good to be back. >> good to have you back. we're talking about the legacy of the i have a dream speech and dr. king's dream. here you are, trying to become the first african-american senator from new jersey. there's one other african-american senator in the united states senate, one african-american governor, deval patrick in massachusetts, african-american president, and attorney general. so much progress but still uneven when it comes to elected offic
department speaking on the louisiana school voucher program allowing students to transfer out of publi failing pc schools and into private ones. the justice department says it will impact the racial balance in some district still under desegregation orders. louisiana governor bobby jindal said it's the doj that's discriminating. governor, very good to have you. >> neil, thank for having me today. >> talk about weird timing, right? this dust up right on martin luther king day. what do you think? >> you know, it's amazing to me. the department of justice, the obama administration are using the same rules designed to protect minority children to actually keep them trapped in failing public schools. we've got 8,000 kids in the scholarship program. 100% are low income. 100% came out of c, d, or f public schools. 93% of their parents are happier in the schools that they're in. 100% of their parents chose to put them in other schools. we're saving taxpayers money, delivering a better education, and the governor is right. the speech was amazing 50 years ago, that we should be judged by the co
and arizona. torrential rain is forecast for tropical depression evo. >>> murder in louisiana. an 87-year-old woman shot and killed. the shooter, sent home with his parents. yeah. you heard that right. that is the story and that's next. >>> and the donald being sued. why the state of new york is going after donald trump for $40 million. peoi go to angie's listt for all kinds of reasons. to gauge whether or not the projects will be done in a timely fashion and within budget. angie's list members can tell you which provider is the best in town. you'll find reviews on everything from home repair to healthcare. now that we're expecting, i like the fact i can go onto angie's list and look for pediatricians. the service providers that i've found on angie's list actually have blown me away. find out why more than two million members count on angie's list. angie's list -- reviews you can trust. >>> this is a story that will definitely grab your attention. police say an 8-year-old boy intentionally shot and killed his 87-year-old live-in caregiver with her own gun. police in slaughter, louisiana,
it simple.ple. >> thank you, gary. >>> here is the story we are promising. >> amazing video out of louisiana. >> check this out. >> a group of trees swallowed uu by a sinkhole in a assumption parish. >> unbelievable. >> >> watch this. >> incredible. >> the trees vanish into the water. >> this is happening on and off about a year now ever since sale dome collapsed.do >> trees don't usually go down like this. >> still ahead on the 6. the >> annual tradition marking the return of football season. >>> 'skins welcome luncheon and dressed to the nine's lindsey with sports edge. >>> good evening. >> i'm lipsy murphy. nfc east champions were honored in welcome home luncheon.eon. 52 years the team celebrated the end of one season and beginning of another as the team anxiously awaits the september kick off against the eagles. eag >> auctioneers did a good job. i would have given them 10 granh but the nfl took it from me this week. >> a comedian as always robert griffin iii making light of his $10,000 fine for apparel violation. recipient of offensive player on the yearsi award. kicker had special team
has been going wild over this poll that shows more louisiana republicans blame president obama for the response to hurricane katrina than president bush. yolanda says -- wow how ridiculous. i would like those people to explain how the president is to blame when he wasn't even president yet. grace says -- it shows how ignorant obama haters are. we want to hear your thoughts on this poll. head over to facebook and search "politics nation" and like you to join the conversation that keeps going long after the show ends. erectile dysfunction - erectile dysfunction - that could be a question of blood flow. cialis tadalafil for daily use helps you be ready anytime the moment's right. you can be more confident in your ability to be ready. and the same cialis is the only daily ed tablet approved to treat ed and symptoms of bph, like needing to go frequently or urgently. tell your doctor about all your medical conditions and medications, and ask if your heart is healthy enough for sexual activity. do not take cialis if you take nitrates for chest pain, as this may cause an unsafe drop in
was the executive director of c.o.r.e. well, farmer was in jail in louisiana and refused to come out of jail to participate in the march. and here is martin luther king, jr., a wonderful human being. wer, my met him in 1958 when i was 18 years old. this is eugene carson blake, who was head of the national council of churches. and this young man here is cleveland robinson. this man was almost blind, but no one wanted to say to him, "but you cannot walk with the group." and so he walked with us. this is rabbi joachim prince of the american jewish congress. he was born in berlin and moved to america during the late '30s. he moved to newark, new jersey, and became a leader, a spokesperson for civil liberty, civil rights. and this is joe rauh. he was one of the unbelievable leaders in the naacp. and this is unbelievable whitney young, who was head of the national urban league. >> right. >> who's been a dean at the school of social work at atlanta university. roy wilkins, the head of the naacp. walter reuther, the head of the united automobile workers union. >> and this is a. philip randolph. >> y
is in jail in louisiana. couldn't even come because he was in jail from protest. the tension behind the stage here was over your speech. >> by the forces of our demands, our determination, and our numbers, we should split a segregated south into a thousand pieces and put them together in the image of god and democracy. we must say wake up, erk many, wake up. for we will not stop and we will not be patient. >> they wanted to change a line in your speech. tell us about that. >> near the end of the speech, near the very end, i said something like if we do not see meaningful progress today they will come we may be forced to march through the south the way sherman did non-violently. they said no you can't say that. and the archbishop of the diocese in washington said not to give it if i didn't change it. we met think this side of lincoln. and we had a portable typewriter. and the executive secretary of the non-violent organization, a. phillip randolph was there, dr. king, mr. wilkin. and he said to me can we change that? i said john, that doesn't sound like you. and mr. randolph said we've come th
help. shortly after the rick perry story became public this week, jindal of louisiana decided to pull his own application for this same program. >> thanks to both of you. >>> tonight, the annual mcdonald's 365 black awards will be broadcast on television for the first time in its ten-year history. 11:00 p.m. eastern on b.e.t. one of this year's honorees, supermodel and actress beverly johnson. the first african-american woman to ever grace the cover of "vogue" magazine. with us live now, beverly johnson, along with mcdonald's director of marketing robert jackson. beverly, let me start with you. tonight's awards broadcast just so happens to fall on the 50th anniversary weekend of the march on washington as well. how has the civil rights movement, how has it touched your own american dream? >> well, i would most certainly say that august 1974 "vogue" cover probably wouldn't have happened, where i graced that cover, if it weren't for the civil rights movement. and i just want to thank mcdonald's for this very prestigious award, the black mcdonald operators, and also walton isaacson for t
jersey, cory booker, and develop nor of louisiana, bobby jindal. also, we'll explore the overall state of american dream -- civil rightses, the struggle of the middle classes, issues at the heart of our political debate. our roundtable weighs in. host of msnbc's "politics nation," the reverend al sharpton, pulitzer prize-winning journalist sheryl wudunn, republican congressman from idaho, raul labrador, and unique perspective from historian doris kearns goodwin as well as "new york times" columnist david brooks. i'm david gregory. all that ahead on "meet the press" this sunday, august 25th. good sunday morning. thousands of people gathered here in washington saturday to re-create the march on washington where dr. king gave his famous i have a dream speech. and it was exactly 50 years ago today, august 25th, 1963, that dr. king and the executive secretary of the naacp, roy wilkins, appeared right here on "meet the press." many of you either already had the chance or will have the opportunity to see that special program as we have made it the original broadcast available to our nbc stati
the 50th anniversary of the march on washington. heading towards louisiana avenue as they make their way towards the lincoln memorial. at least 100,000 people gathering for speeches. we have a little bit of a weather issue. the "today" show's al roker. what have you seen so far? there's a little bit of nervousness about the weather. >> yes, it was raining here earlier. it's been -- it's still sprinkling off and on. we expect it to dry out maybe in the next hour or so. and then there's another area of showers and thunderstorms back through western p.a. and maryland that will probably get in here later this afternoon. probably about the time the president is expecting or thereabouts. it's going to be kind of interesting. right now, sound checks, folks milling about. obviously, as you can imagine, security is very tight here. we went through some of the tightest security i remember coming through events here in washington, even more so than an inaugural. and like i said, people are, though, very -- there's a festive mood here. people are really excited about being here, chuck. >> and i want
back to the louisiana, go back to the slums and ghettos of our northern cities, knowing that somehow this situation can and will be changed. let us not wallow in the valley of despair. i say to you today, my friends, so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, i still have a dream. it is a dream deeply rooted in the american dream. i have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "we hold these truths to be system of self- -- self evident that all men are created equal." i have a dream that one day on the red hills of georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood. i have a dream that one day even the state of mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice. i have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. i
to south carolina. go back to georgia, go back to louisiana, go back to the slums and ghettos of our northern cities. knowing that somehow this situation can and will be changed. let us not wallow in the valley of despair. i say to you today, my friend friends -- [ cheers and applause ] >> -- though even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow i still have a dream. it is a dream deeply rooted in the american dream. i have a dream that one day this nation will rise up, live out the true meaning of its creed. we hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal. i have a dream that one day on the red hills of georgia, sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood. i have a dream that one day even the state of mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice. i have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of
, when all of the marches and the leaders get here, one of the big six is in jail in louisiana. couldn't even come because he was in jail from protests. the tension behind the stage here was over your speech. >> by the forces of our demand, our determinations and numbers we should split the segregated south into a thousand pieces and put them together in an image of god and democracy. we must say wake up america because we may not be patient. >> they wanted to change a line in your speech. tell us about that. >> near the end of the speech, near the very end i said something like if we do not see meaningful progress here today, the day may come where we will not confine our march on washington but we may be forced to march through the south the way sherman did non-violently. they said you can't say that. and the archbishop of the diocese of washington said not to give that. we met on the side of mr. lincoln. >> is that right? >> and we had a portable typewriter. and the executive secretary, randolph was there. dr. king and wilkin. then dr. king said to me, john, can we change that? he s
for president at the time, gets the vice presidential nomination so you have this axis of taylor, a louisiana sugar planter, running with fillmore, the comptroller of the state of new york. for me there's a personal thing which i have to say, i currently teach at albany law school where fillmore was living and next year i will be a visitor at l.s.u., a law school in louisiana, so i'm the embodiment of the albany-baton rouge accent, as well. >> i'd like to say, let's don't discount that the mexican war brought us all of the western southwest -- california, new mexico, et cetera. he was the commander-in-chief and he acted like it and if it upset winfield scott who had quite a temper, and zachary taylor, so be it, but as it turned out, that's what history has recorded. we greatly expanded the united states during that time and we got those properties for very, very little. in terms of the history of real estate, polk rates high. >> on to zachary taylor. >> only if you think that going to war with a country to steal half their country is an appropriate and legitimate thing to do and significant n
on our twitter page -- there will never be "peace" in the middle east! next is john from louisiana. good morning. caller: good morning. my common is that as unfortunate as this is, the islamic brotherhood and morsi, i think, could be analogous to adolf hitler and the not the spirit the muslim brotherhood is the organization that al qaeda's ring from. they are radical jihadist. they have fomented violence here, and they are turning public opinion, including american public opinion, against the egyptian army, which is in fact the only stabilizing force over there. people make a big deal out of saying -- but they were democratically elected. so was adolf hitler. that is my comment. thank you. host: john, thank you for the call. from "reuters" this morning, egypt muslim brotherhood thing it would take down the military coup but stressed it would remain pinned minute to -- remain committed to a peaceful struggle. the crackdown yesterday defined western -- defining western appeals for a peaceful resolution. the military's removal of president morsi's last month prompting international stamens
... [ doorbell rings ] ...and let the good life in. >>> to politics now. louisiana governor bobby jindal says he rejects the kind of talk coming from several republicans that president obama should be impeached. >> stop talking about impeachment. let's go out there and have a legitimate debate and try to appeal obama care. >> obama care got love from katy perry last night. they tweeted back and forth a few times about coverage start up october 1st. the last tweet ended with the president's account writing, thanks for spreading the word, and used the #for her new song, the #roar. >>> the sequester is not hurting terrorism apparently in washington, d.c. year-to-year hotel stays for first week of august is up 9%. smithsonian visits up over the same period last year. finally the first lady was part of the weekend kicking off the 2013 u.s. open telling the kids she makes her girls play tennis because it's a lifelong sport. she used the opportunity to promote her lets move campaign. >>> this afternoon, president obama award the medal of honor to ty carter. he is being honored after running through a h
louisiana is cut away. you can't get there anymore. so all their supplies, all the food and all the manpower is coming from the mississippi through the confederacy coming eastbound. it doesn't happen anymore. they can't cross the river. big union controls the river. the other thing is vicksburg is a rail hub. the railroad coming from the east stops at the river in vicksburg and from there it points west -- from points west that stops. now the union army controls the railroad and they cut it off. you can't underestimate the power of rivers and roberts during the civil war. they didn't have interstate highways. they didn't have trucks. these rivers and railroads and the union army by capturing vicksburg stops all of that and the whole part of the country. the other part of this is now the mississippi river is wide open for the union army to use and the union navy to use to transport material meant food equipment, so whatever they need and to the south trade it very definitely is the beginning to the end for the confederacy and a lot of people in the confederacy know this. that is the history l
've been in louisiana, we've been all over the place as have other organizations. what you're about to see as we get to the new year and 2014, you're going to see unleashed a wave of litigation that's going to be very difficult for additional to defend. this is not what congress wanted of that's why we had section 5. >> expensive. >> the fight was brought to us and we're going to take it on. what we're going to see is really an effort to bring to light, to bring into the courtrooms and consciousness of americans this challenge to democracy. you just heard in your previous sequence that's what really this is all about. this is a real challenge to democracy. we're standing at a crossroads and have to meet the challenge. >> it feels to me like this idea that congress didn't want this is also where democracy could flex its muscle. do you have any sense, any optimism we can get a new section 4 formula that will put the teeth back in section 5 from the congress. >> i'm very optimistic but also a practicigmatist as well. people are going to have onpush for this. dr. king did what was called a peo
. joining us is a board certified emergency room physician and an adjunct assistant professor at louisiana state university shreveport. great to see you. >> great to be here. jamie: we worry about the kids being sick and not being able to start school but we worry about us, too. what do we need to do to keep both of us healthy? >> you know, the summer colds -- colds are caused all year long. you're right. the summer colds are lasting longer. so people are confusing them with allergies. so the most important thing you can do is wash your hands. don't let your kids touch their face or eat anything before they wash their hands because unfortunately, the common cold we still don't have a cure for it. there's no vaccine. you don't need antiobiotics for it so just got -- >> are we using anti-bacterial too much? >> it didn't really help that much with the flu if you could wash your hands but if you can't wash your hands, it's a good alternative and sending your kids that are old enough to know not to put it in their mouth and things like that to school might be a good option, too. jamie: and how
't ride on the front of a bus until he was 26 or 27 years old. i'm from the deep south, louisiana. everything was segregated, and i have lived an integrated life. i think socially the nation has changed a lot, but a lot of my friends are people who really were at the near bottom of society, in jail, the war on drugs and all these different things that are donth,,,, female announcer: female announcer: when you see this truck, it means another neighbor is going to sleep better tonight because they went to sleep train's ticket to tempur-pedic event. choose from a huge selection of tempur-pedic models, including the new tempur-choice with head-to-toe customization. plus, get 36 months interest-free financing, two free pillows, and free same-day delivery. are you next? announcer: but don't wait. sleep train's ticket to tempur-pedic is ending soon. ♪ your ticket to a better night's sleep ♪ it's no longer days, >>> good morning, everyone. it's 8:55. i'm michelle griego with your kpix 5 headlines. it's no longer days but hours until the bay bridge closes. after 8:00 tonight, no one wi
" columnist and distinguished fellow. robert mann, professor at louisiana state university and author of "the walls of jericho," walter fields, now executive editor of northstarnews.com, black public affairs news and website. jack rosin that wi rosenthal, j department aide to robert f. kennedy. thank you for joining us. bob, i was struck by "meet the press" 50 years ago this sunday. the automatic sumgts if black people are coming to washington, d.c., they're militant. >> militant negros, look out. to me part of the problem with over what has happened in the past half century, despite all the progress that has been made, i think not nearly enough, i think that there are not enough militant negros out there marching or do whatever else -- doing whatever else is necessary to bring economic justice, which was the underlying theme -- actually not so underlying theme of the original march on washington. i think that's one of the reasons blacks are having such a hard time right now. >> jack, i wondered, you were there in the justice department, being part of the preparations for really -- just take
crime. this happened in slaughter louisiana, louisiana. is that the name authorities say the boy was playing grand theft auto 4 just minutes before that shooting. the game awards points to the players for killing people. the woman died after at least one gunshot wound to the head. department of defense training material call conservatives and founding fathers extremists. this guide obtained by judicial watch advises students rather than dressing up in sheets, modern day radicals will talk about states' rights and how to make the world a better place it was authored by the defense equal opportunity management institute. a dog funded diversity training center. besides a brief reference to 9/11 and another to the sudanese civil war the guide makes no mention of islamic extremism but it does say. this quote: in u.s. history there are many examples of extremist ideology. and movements. the colonists who sought to free themselves from british rule and the confederate states who sought to succeed from the northern states are just two examples. do you think those are -- scribbled note t
from the streets of soma, the fields of georgia, louisiana. is now a united states senator representing the state of maine. he was in the march. seat to good siege -- watch the speech of dr. king. he was in a branch of a tree in the mall watching the speech. people came from all over. these crowd people and these proud african americans and their allies would no longer stand silent why the promise -- while the promise of liberty and justice for all denied freedom to so many. i could not hear the speeches. i felt the heat. i was inside the capital. but i could see the tide of hundreds of as thousands of our brothers and --ters pushed forward tour toward that thing called freedom. day, martin luther king shared his dream. 1963 not as the end of the fight of civil rights, but only the beginning. here is what he said. "we cannot turn back. there are those who are acting -- asking for the civil rights, when will we be satisfied? we are not satisfied and we will not be until justice rolls down like a mighty stream." in the year following the march, those momentum -- momentous words, congress
in louisiana. couldn't even come because he was in jail from protest. the tension behind the stage here was over your speech. >> by the forces of our demands, our determination, and our numbers, we should split a segregated south into a thousand pieces and put them together in the image of god and democracy. we must say wake up, erk many, wake up. for we will not stop and we will not be patient. >> they wanted to change a line in your speech. tell us about that. >> near the end of the speech, near the very end, i said something like if we do not see meaningful progress today they will come we may be forced to march through the south the way sherman did non-violently. they said no you can't say that. and the archbishop of the diocese in washington said not to give it if i didn't change it. we met think this side of lincoln. and we had a portable typewriter. and the executive secretary of the non-violent organization, a. phillip randolph was there, dr. king, mr. will kin. and he said to me can we change that? i said john, that doesn't sound like you. and mr. randolph said we've come this
to that ex tents. when louisiana plays the big game, we're choosing my complexion. the second part of the dream was of a bill to make that kind of behavior legal, the civil rights act. then the dream was the right to vote. 18-year-olds would not vote. you couldn't vote on campus. you couldn't vote bilingually. we went to open housing and fair housing. that was another part. last dream really was about the issue of poverty. too much poverty at home and too much war abroad. that remains unfinished business today in a nation so blessed with so few and such abundance, too much poverty. >> he would at this point in time be 84 years of age and if he looked out across the landscape of america and saw 46-plus million people were still languishing in poverty, how would he address that? >> he would challenge the white house and the congress to make it a priority. we have the capacity to wipe out malnutrition. we can make the -- most poor people -- lyndon johnson was ingenious was helping people in appalachia. if you made that into a black community, no, they don't want to work or something,
the streets of california and the las vegas trip, from the streets of soma, the fields of georgia, louisiana. one man is now a united states senator representing the state of maine. he was in the march. he had a good seat to watch the speech of dr. king. he was in a branch of a tree in the mall watching the speech. people came from all over. these crowd people and these proud african americans and their allies would no longer stand silent while the promise of liberty and justice for all denied freedom to so many. i could not hear the speeches. i felt the heat. i was inside the capital. but i could see the tide of history turn as hundreds of thousands of our brothers and sisters pushed forward toward that thing called freedom. that day, martin luther king shared his dream. they consider 1963 not as the end of the fight of civil rights, but only the beginning. here is what he said. "we cannot turn back. there are those who are acting asking for the civil rights, when will we be satisfied? we are not satisfied and we will not be until justice rolls down like a mighty stream." in the year follow
don't know if you guys are fans of "true blood" on hbo. really hot people in louisiana that turn out to be vampires and werewolves. joe manganiello plays the hot werewolf. >> it's a long, strange story. i'll tell you on the way. >> clearly, that guy is very talented there. a very talented trained actor. he has a bfa from carnegie melon. get it out because i have good jokes coming up. joe manganiello classically tra trained and he says while he likes "true blood" he wants more. he says this, he says, running shirtless in the woods pays the bills, but it's only a sliver of what i do. he continues, "sometimes all i'm being asked to do is rip my shirt off and growl." so, joe manganiello you win the "man, do i know how you feel award." nuothing worse than being asked to rip your shirt off and growl. actually, just once i want to be asked to rip my shirt off and growl. >> i want you to know, i'm not laughing. the other two are. >> you're laughing at what. the concept to you is laughable? >> no, laughing with you and you'll get your chance, my friend. when fabio makes his way to "new day" t
from louisiana to our school in washington because we do not have any. i want to say i have a personal story here. she turned 56 today. on that day in 1963, we all sat down on the floor in our living room and watched a black and white tv. for a child that had turned six have ad that day -- birthday party, she wanted to speech,. king gave his even to the point that my father said, you've got to move your head, because her head was in the way. she was so enthralled. at one time i was suspended from king'sbefore dr. birthday became a holiday. people thealled night before. because theschool schools in seattle were leaving at 12:00. the told me into the office. there was a big ruckus. me fors they suspended gathering people together during school in honor of dr. king. so yes, it has changed. i also want to say that i am appalled at the way the statesnt of these united is treated. to be called a liar in the halls of congress is an abomination. host: thank you for the call from washington. we have this point on our twitter page. king came to washington as part of a demonstration on racial and
went to play a football game in new orleans, louisiana. closer to the mic? i like talking loud. i got my dad's genes for talking loud. can you all hear me? and in 1965 when they went down to new orleans, there was a running back for the buffalo bills named cookie gilchrist. cookie used to drive around the milk truck in the off-season when they had to make money, because football salaries didn't pay enough and his milk truck -- his truck was selling candies and ice cream, who knows what else, but his truck would say looky, looky, here comes cookie. [laughter] and but cookie is in new orleans, he's trying to get a cab. and he hails a cab, a cab stops and the cab driver rolls up the window and says sorry, sir, probably didn't say sir. just wanted to get to the bar down the street. what ended up happening african-american players couldn't stay in the same hotel as their white teammates and they decided to stand up and say this is not right. move the game. his father was president of the naacp at the time. tried to work out a solution. all of the white players agreed with the black players
to take over black cities in louisiana doing the same thing in michigan. we will not have the kind of turnout we've had in previous years unless we take your -- make sure we add emergency managers and the suppressions. to the list of voter suppression. >> i would like to -- >> jo ann watson. >> yes, sir? >> counselwoman from detroit. give her a round of applause. we have to challenge the constitutionality of the emergency manager law, which suspends every elected official from voting. as he said himself, he's a benevolent dictator. [inaudible] right. we need to organize at the national level, because what is happening in michigan can happen -- >> emergency management. [inaudible] >> department of justice, i think, moving with us but they haven't acted on it yet. sorry to say. >> congressman john? >> we have similar things taking place in georgia in the dekalb county. the school board has been removed by the governor. he's replaced them with his own pick. and these kinds of moves have been sanctioned by the voters. so when they put constitutional amendments on the ballot, and they t
. >> thank you for this opportunity. my name is thomas and i'm from baton rouge, louisiana. you know, and i'm sitting here and i'm taking in a lot of the discussion. of course, i'm not necessarily as young as i look, but i've been around the pool of law. in fact, for a number of years we dealt with civil rights litigation in the state of louisiana, and as i sit here and look at the audience, and we're talking about what can we do today, the first thing we need to do is get young people here. you know, most of us who are sitting in this room are old enough to recognize what transpired. and we talk about social media and how do we get young people involved. we can't do anything, congressman lewis, if we don't have young people here at the table. let me tell you why. those of you who are not familiar to many of the laws that we have put in place today have actually boxed us in, as a community. you see right now, if you notice the election of congressman throughout the country, it happened because we created this multimember districts. a lot of which we can't change today, because we don't have
played a football game in new orleans, louisiana. i like talking loud. forve my father's genes talking loud. in 1965, when they went down to new orleans, there was a running gilchrist.cookie he used to drive around a milk truck in the off-season when they had to make money and the seller did not pay enough. candy and wholing knows what else. this truck would say lookie, lookie, here comes cookie. he was trying to get a taxi cap ante-health one and the cap -- the -- and he held one -- hailed one. the driver said he would have to get a colored cab. african-american players decided to step up. marc morial is here and his father was president of the naacp at the time and he tried to work out a solution and cannot come up with want. all the white players agreed with the black players and said let's move it to houston and they did. privileged to serve with many of you. he would be huge supporter and encourager of you as the party reaches out as a party of lincoln as we all know that in this. it is no mistake that the march on washington was in front of the lincoln memorial. know that becaus
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